Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Neurologic Perspective Topic Guide

AS, Neurologic Perspective AS, Neurologic Perspective: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a long-term disease that affects the joints near the center of the body, especially the spine and sacroiliac joints. Symptoms include low back pain and stiffness and rib cage pain and stiffness. Treatment involves exercise to strengthen the neck and back, smoking cessation, and taking pain medications.

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AS, Neurologic Perspective Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

adalimumab Adalimumab

Adalimumab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation...learn more »

celecoxib (oral) Celecoxib (oral)

Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

etanercept Etanercept

Etanercept is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker that is used in adults to prevent joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or an...learn more »

infliximab Infliximab

Infliximab is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and severe or disabling plaque psoriasis in adults.

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diclofenac Diclofenac

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat mild to moderate pain, or signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis...learn more »

sulfasalazine Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine is used to treat ulcerative colitis (UC), and to decrease the frequency of UC attacks. Sulfasalazine will not cure ulcerative colitis, ...learn more »

tolmetin Tolmetin

Tolmetin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

indomethacin Indomethacin

Indomethacin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

sulindac Sulindac

Sulindac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »